Another RM Herrick casualty - Tue 6 Mar



MOD Defence Internet News item

Royal Marine killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
6 Mar 07
It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of a Royal Marine from 42 Commando, today, Tuesday 6 March 2007, in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

The Royal Marine was killed when his unit came under fire during a deliberate clearance operation in the Kajaki area.

The Commander of the UK Task Force, Brigadier Jerry Thomas, said:

"It is with the deepest regret that I must today report the death of a Royal Marine during operations in northern Helmand.

"My immediate thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very sad time and my heartfelt condolences go out to them.

"Our marine was killed during a pre-planned operation. Whilst the loss of a valued colleague is a tragic blow, our Marines continue to display their professionalism, determination and dedication in carrying out their duties in our area of operations in an exemplary fashion."

Next of kin have been informed and have requested a period of time before further details are released.
Resquiat In Pace, brave soul.

My sincere condolence to all who grieve.

A sleep I shall have, a rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause;
For the peace of my years in the long green grass,
Will be yours and yours and yours.

~ Leo Marks
Rest in Peace Booty.

Per Mare Per Terram


War Hero
Dark times.

May you rest in peace; your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
May God provide some comfort to those who grieve for you.

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